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More Fire in the Sky__Another collection of nature-inspired sunrise/sunset poetry

Kristen Howe was inspired to write these poems on watching sunsets and sunrises from her window, even from her mother's photos.

A Fiery Red Sunset Outside a Window


Red Burn and Bright Streaks

Red Burn

Before a pre-rain bluish-grey morning sky,
Up from the perview, the sun rises from the east,
No clouds in sight, before they turned grey,
Puffs of precipitation makes it way for the city.

Before a downpour, a red burn is in view,
A variety of reds are spread across the ken,
Down below, it's highlighted streaks of oranges,
The colors of the sun made its appearance.

Bright Streaks

Golden city lights illuminate the city's nightscape,
Low looming grey clouds over a prevailing storm,
A glow on the buildings and windows is fluorescent,
Bright in an array of pale pastel colors.

Streaks of pink blends into the backdrop of blue and black,
Red streams in wide elongated shades around the sky,
A hint of purple is along the way so magnificently,
A little sliver of orange is underneath of it, sheer and surreal.

Evenfall Radiation and Evening Quench

Evenfall Radiation

On a crisp navy blue sky, it slowly turns to black,
Nebulas are white, dotted and dappled with a hint of purple,
The night came alive in a blaze of colors, right on track,
A rainbow bright array of a sunburst, only at night.

It's an evenfall radiation, with the sky on fire,
Pink shoots across the skyline like stars and comets,
Orange marks the sky like serpentines on a high wire,
Reds, with a hint of yellow and peach, makes it majestic.

Evening Quench

A rich cornflower blue enriches a stormy sky,
Silent breezes from a light wind ripples a still lake,
Trees barely sway to the shoreline and then to the environs,
All to make this picture a perfect evening quench.

With a little bit of a quiet rainstorm and no thunder,
But like lightning bugs, a sliver of flashes of yellow,
It's a good complimentary color to the blue for photos,
Or even with paintings, with the nebulas hidden, grey and invisible.

This Yellow Sunrise is Over a Lake


Sunlit Shimmer and Yellow Dew

Sunlit Shimmer

Rays of bright ultraviolet light over the vista,
Warmth blankets the earth in shining colors,
White floating, puffy clouds hover over the horizon,
A little bit of an overcast shadows the calm lake.

Orange spreads across the sky in a sunlit shimmer,
Yellow gives it a zip to make it lighter,
A hint of red appeals to the rising sun in brightness,
The colors sparkle and shine like gems in a sunbathed earth.

Yellow Dew

Greyish-blue plumes, finger-like and feathery, in an azure sky,
A black contrast turn into blue at the crack at dawn,
At the shoreline to the outposts of a mountain peak high,
Pale pastel colors light up the sky, this morning.

A pretty coloring to match the sun's yellow dew,
With some hints of gold to give it a golden touch,
Underneath, orange gives it a hint of a day to be new,
With city lights in the background gives it an appeal.

Afterhours Swirls and Dusky Incandescence

Afterhours Swirl

When the blue nocturnal sky turns to black,
A purple vapor is invisible to see it and keep track,
It's an afterhours swirl in the clouds and a sunset,
This sundown is an awesome viewing to tell . . . yet.

Pink sprinkles from the lake to the ambit,
Red pours all over to combine the coloring pit,
Yellow shines across the sky, with a light trace of peach,
Orange drenches the night along with the city lights within reach.

Dusky Incandescence

A veil of black contrast covers the city landscape,
Orange is pale, and reflects on windows, before an overcast,
Yellow is light and thin with a reflection of a setting sun,
A little bit of an outline of a multitude is visible.

This dusky incandescence is something to visualize,
A strip of apricot looms above the mesa's outline,
Red is present all over the sky in evenfall,
Colors now pastel with flair in a blaze like wildfire.

Connect with Nature

As I look back to those collection of photos I've kept in photo books and from my memory, I continue to find it fascinating that nature inspires me even more. It really brings a central focus to my poetic muse to capture the moment and let it shine like the sun itself. If you commune with nature, whether you're inside or outside of your home, you can find a gem to visualize sunrises and sunsets from poetry to artistic masterpieces.

I hope this next set of 8 nature-inspired poems tickles your fancy and inspires you to connect with nature. Enjoy!


Kristen Howe (author) from Northeast Ohio on December 09, 2015:

Thanks Bill. I appreciate your kind comments. I agree. It's so beautiful anytime of the year. :-)

Bill De Giulio from Massachusetts on December 09, 2015:

Beautiful poems Kristen. Love the photos. There is nothing quite like a beautiful sunrise or sunset.

Kristen Howe (author) from Northeast Ohio on October 09, 2015:

Thanks John. You're so very kind. I'll be posting a new collection over the holiday weekend or so.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 09, 2015:

Very vivid descriptions in these poems of sunrise and sunset, Kristen. The images are stunning also. Well done.

Kristen Howe (author) from Northeast Ohio on October 09, 2015:

Sheila, thanks for the lovely comments. I wish I can take credits for those photos. Mine are framed and on the wall in my living room. I love both of them too. I'll be doing a new one over this holiday weekend.

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on October 09, 2015:

I love both sunrises and sunsets. Your poetry is wonderful and your pictures are just beautiful!

Kristen Howe (author) from Northeast Ohio on September 10, 2015:

Thanks Charito! Me too!

Charito Maranan-Montecillo from Manila, Philippines on September 10, 2015:

Nice poems, Kristen! Very graphic.

I, too, love sunrises and sunsets.

Kristen Howe (author) from Northeast Ohio on August 11, 2015:

Thank you Audrey!

Audrey Howitt from California on August 11, 2015:

Beautiful and inspirational!

Kristen Howe (author) from Northeast Ohio on July 20, 2015:

You're very welcome Bill. That must've been awesome to see, Bill. Picture the sunset in your mind and write a poem about it.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 20, 2015:

We had a sunset the other day that took my breath away. Thanks for the inspiration....now, where is my camera? :)

Kristen Howe (author) from Northeast Ohio on July 17, 2015:

Thanks Thumbi7 for the follow and your kind words. I do see beautiful sunsets from my new apartment every night. It might inspire me to go back to poetry someday. Feel free to check out Fire in the Sky, the first set of poems. I'll post another batch of poems in late July.

JR Krishna from India on July 17, 2015:

beautiful poem. You have taken my mind to a different level. From my apartment I can see sunset everyday. It is very beautiful. Now because it is rainy, I can see the dark clouds everywhere. Looks like they come up from the sea.

Voted up and shared

Kristen Howe (author) from Northeast Ohio on July 09, 2015:

Thanks Au Fait. I had to use a thesaurus to be creative to describe sunsets and sunrises. You're so sweet and kind. Thanks my friend.

C E Clark from North Texas on July 09, 2015:

I don't know about you, but I love a good rain storm complete with thunder that crashes and jars everything, lightening snapping -- so long as my car doesn't leak. ;)

I love the dark blue clouds too, as the storm is approaching. You use such interesting words in your poetry.

As beautiful as sunsets often are, I really like sunrises best. I'm not sure why. You do such a beautiful job of describing these sunsets and sunrises I can just see them in my mind's eye just as if I were there really looking at them. Lovely . . .

Kristen Howe (author) from Northeast Ohio on July 08, 2015:

Thanks Peach! It almost did back then. Thanks!

peachy from Home Sweet Home on July 07, 2015:

sounds like beautiful fireworks blew in the sky, awesome hub

Kristen Howe (author) from Northeast Ohio on July 07, 2015:

Thank you, Emese! I appreciate it my friend!

Emese Fromm from The Desert on July 07, 2015:

Great work, Kristen. I enjoyed the images and colors in these poems. Beautiful

Kristen Howe (author) from Northeast Ohio on July 06, 2015:

Alicia, you're very welcome. I have more to come later this summer and early fall.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on July 06, 2015:

Thank you for all the beautiful references to colour, Kristen.

Kristen Howe (author) from Northeast Ohio on July 06, 2015:

Hey Flourish. You can for sure. Thanks for your lovely words!

FlourishAnyway from USA on July 05, 2015:

You can almost feel the vivid colors!

Kristen Howe (author) from Northeast Ohio on July 04, 2015:

Thanks so much Jonas. Feel free to check out my first one.

Jonas Rodrigo on July 03, 2015:

I love the imagery in these poems. Great hub, Kristen!

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